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Upcoming Colloquium

Coupling Diamond Defects to High-finesse Optical Microcavities
Dr. Lilian Childress, McGill University

September 20, 2021
11:00am via Zoom

Lilian Childress

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Defect centers in diamond can offer atomic-like optical transitions and long-lived spin degrees of freedom. Integrating them into high quality optical resonators opens a route toward realizing a cavity quantum electrodynamics system combining atomic-like coherence with a robust solid-state platform. While approaches based on diamond nanophotonics have been pursued for more than a decade, Fabry-Perot microcavities present a complementary approach that has recently received significant attention. This talk will consider the potential benefits and challenges to open micro-cavities, and examine progress toward coupling them to diamond defect centers.

open-geometry Fabry-Perot microcavity containing a diamond membrane
Fig. An open-geometry Fabry-Perot microcavity containing a diamond membrane.

The Colloquium is a unique opportunity for students to learn about new developments in physics and what physicists do after they graduate. Hosted by the Department of Physics and Astronomy at California State University Long Beach, the weekly meetings invite guests from universities, research laboratories, and industry to present and discuss current topics in physics. All students are encouraged to attend for a well-rounded experience and training in physics.

Schedule

The Fall 2021 colloquia will start on August 23.

Date Title Speaker and Affiliation
September 20, 2021 Coupling Diamond Defects to High-finesse Optical Microcavities Dr. Lilian Childress, McGill University
September 27, 2021 topic: astrodynamics Moriba Jah, UT Austin
October 4, 2021 topic: particle physics Alejandro Garcia, University of Washington
October 11, 2021 topic: exoplanets Kaitlin Rasmussen, University of Michigan
October 18, 2021 topic: astrophyics Cole Miller, University of Maryland
October 25, 2021 topic: fluid mechanics Roberto Zenit, Brown University
November 1, 2021 topic: biophyics Saad Bhamla, Georgia Tech
November 8, 2021 topic: particle physics Juliet Gruzko, University of North Carolina
November 15, 2021 topic: quantum physics Natalie Brown, Honeywell Inc.
November 29, 2021 topic: solid state physics Elsa Prada, Instituto de Ciencia de Materiales de Madrid
December 6, 2021 Student Research Presentations Students, CSU Long Beach
December 13, 2021 Student Research Presentations Students, CSU Long Beach

Previous Colloquia

Date Title Speaker and Affiliation
September 13, 2021 The Last Supernova Ever Dr. Matt Caplan, Illinois State University
August 30, 2021 Gravitational Wave Astronomy with a Precision Pulsar Timing Array Detector Dr. Michael Lam, Rochester Institute of Technology
August 23, 2021 Meet and Mix Physics faculty and guests, CSU Long Beach

The Colloquium Archive has the Colloquia from previous semesters.

Sponsors

We acknowledge with gratitude donations and support from the following present sponsors:

  • H.E. and H.B. Miller and Family Endowment
  • Benjamin Carter
  • American Physical Society
  • Anonymous

We also acknowledge with gratitude our past donors: The Forty-Niner Shops, Inc., The Northrop Grumman Foundation, Sandra Dana, Anonymous.

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